Person:Juliana der Nederlanden (1)

Juliana der Nederlanden


Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina

koningin der Nederlanden 1948-1980

  • prinses der Nederlanden
  • prinses van Oranje-Nassau
  • hertogin van Mecklenburg
  • prinses van Lippe-Biesterfeld 1937-2004

Facts and Events

Name[3] Juliana der Nederlanden
Alt Name _____ van Oranje Nassau
Unknown Hare Koninklijke Hoogheid Prinses Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina _____, der Nederlanden, Prinses van Oranje-Nassau, Hertogin van Mecklenburg
Unknown Her Royal Highness Princess Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina _____, of The Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, Duchess of Mecklenburg
Baptismal Name Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina _____
Gender Female
Birth[1] 30 Apr 1909 's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, NetherlandsPaleis Noordeinde
Christening? 5 Jun 1909 's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Marriage 7 Jan 1937 's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlandsto Bernhard van Lippe-Biesterfeld
Title (nobility)? From 7 Jan 1937 Prinses van Lippe-Biesterfeld
Title (nobility)? From 4 Sep 1948 to 30 Apr 1980 Koningin der Nederlanden
Title (nobility)? From 30 Apr 1980 Prinses der Nederlanden
Death[1] 20 Mar 2004 Baarn, Utrecht, NetherlandsPaleis Soestdijk
Burial? 30 Mar 2004 Delft, Zuid-Holland, NetherlandsNieuwe Kerk
Reference Number? Q154946?

Wikipedia Extract

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Juliana (; Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina; 30 April 1909 – 20 March 2004) was Queen of the Netherlands from 1948 until her abdication in 1980.

Juliana was the only child of Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. She received a private education and studied international law at the University of Leiden. In 1937, she married Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld with whom she had four daughters: Beatrix, Irene, Margriet, and Christina. During the German invasion of the Netherlands in the Second World War, the royal family was evacuated to the United Kingdom. Juliana then relocated to Canada with her children, while Wilhelmina and Bernhard remained in Britain. The royal family returned to the Netherlands after its liberation in 1945.

Due to Wilhelmina's failing health, Juliana took over royal duties briefly in 1947 and 1948. In September 1948 Wilhelmina abdicated and Juliana ascended to the Dutch throne. Her reign saw the decolonization and independence of the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) and Suriname. Despite a series of controversies involving the royal family, Juliana remained a popular figure among the Dutch.

In April 1980, Juliana abdicated in favour of her eldest daughter Beatrix. Upon her death in 2004 at the age of , she was the longest-lived former reigning monarch in the world.


Her Majesty Queen Juliana, who had ascended to the throne on the 4th of September 1948, formally abdicated on the 30th of April 1980 in favor of her daughter Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix, presently the reigning monarch of The Netherlands. By birth she had inherited the titles of: Her Royal Highness Princess of The Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau and Duchess of Mecklenburg. By marriage the title of Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld was bestowed. With the Investiture with regal powers, the title of Princess of the Netherlands is logically removed. As of the moment of abdication the title by birth returns. Posthumously the title reverted again to Her Majesty Queen Juliana. She was, however, generally referred to as "the Queen-mother", although the Royal House of The Netherlands knows no such title offically in contrast to that of the UK. Already before her death and in her old age the tendency evolved to think of her as "de Moeder des Vaderlands" ("the Mother of the Nation"), given the immense popularity she enjoyed among all and analogous to the reference to her 16th century ancestor Prince William of Orange.

general information

literature and articles

Momentarily a prominent author on the modern history of the dynasty is prof. dr. C. Fasseur, emeritus professor of history, Leiden University:


funeral Nieuwe Kerk Delft

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    Vol. 96, p. LVI, 2011.
  2.   Zierikzeesche nieuwsbode
    28 juni 1935.
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